Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 47-09. Effective Practices for Establishing Contract Completion Dates for Highway Projects

State Departments of Transportation (DOT) use various methods to set contract completion dates for highway projects. The objective of this synthesis is to document the methodologies used by DOTs to determine completion dates for different types of contracts. Information gathered for the synthesis will include the following: (1) Methods for setting completion dates for design-build, construction manager/general contractor, and public-private partnership contracts; (2) Cost and benefit impacts of the methodologies; (3) Impacts of reducing project delivery periods; (4) DOT experience with Incentives/Disincentives or Disincentives Only; (5) DOT experience with calendar day completion dates and allowable work day contracts; and (6) Methods for revising competition dates for approved alternative technical concepts in different project delivery methods. Information for this study will be gathered through literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and follow-up interviews with agencies for case examples of their practices. Lessons learned, gaps in information, and suggestions for future research will be included.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 47-09

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sturgill, Roy

  • Start Date: 20150701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170302
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39645

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562860
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 47-09
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2015 1:00AM